Grateful Dead Live at Aztec Bowl, San Diego State U. on 1969-05-11
This has circulated as 5-29-69, though it seems much more likely to be from the 11th. Deadbase lists Canned Heat & Santana as sharing the billing with the Dead for the 11th. Deadlists.com lists a partial setlist for 5-11-69, from Dew through Schoolgirl. A radio announcer can briefly be heard speaking of Canned Heat during the Cryptical Reprise. The guests almost certainly include multiple percussionists from Santana, their singer briefly during Lovelight, and some guitar from Carlos Santana, though his contributions seem low in the mix and infrequent.
The lineage is unknown, although the radio announcers would indicate this being from a radio broadcast. There are probably several analog generations, but quality improves towards the end and is listenable. There is a brief dropout in volume level during the Cryptical Reprise. The first few notes of Me & My Uncle have been clipped as radio announcers were talking. The cut at the beginning of Alligator is minor.
Subject: This show is a duplicate to 05-29-1969
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Subject: On the day that I was born
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Also on the bill that day, besides the local band Tarantula, was Lee Michaels and his drummer Frosty.
Subject: Almost gave this 5 stars.
Subject: My first Dead show
The Dead/Santana jam was amazing in reality. The Dead sort of joined Santana as they finished and Santana members gradually left until it was just The Dead. I believe this was Santana's first major appearance in San Diego and they were still known as the Santana Blues Band.
Maybe someone at KPBS, which has radio and TV on campus, might find a recording in an archive somewhere. This date does have some historical importance for San Diego, The Grateful Dead, and Santana.
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